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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 453,147 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,423,230 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/05/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

Archy is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.


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  • Localized for English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese users
  • On-screen customizable and movable list for the dig sites on the continent you are current on
  • On-screen customizable and movable list of the artifacts you are researching that can be filtered to display only the races for the continent you are on
  • Racial fragment types are shown for each of the dig sites
  • Solve artifacts with (left click) or without (right click) keystones by clicking on the racial crest icon in the on-screen artifacts list or bind a key for a one stop solve shop
  • TomTom support to help you navigate between dig sites
  • Able to display dig sites on the minimap (closest only or all dig sites)
  • Able to display dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Blacklist dig sites in the on-screen digsite list by right clicking on the dig site name. Perfect for when you have a bugged node or a dig site that is in a zone that you dislike.
  • Blacklist races so they do not appear in your artifacts on-screen list and won't be used when the artifact solve keybind is pressed
  • Sound triggers for when you have enough fragments and/or keystones to solve an artifact
  • A dig recorder to see where at a dig site you have successful dug
  • LDB Tooltip showing missing rare artifacts per race and overall archaeology progress
  • many more features

Minimap Button Frame and other similar addons

All Minimap based frames (such as nodes, dig sites and dig site boundaries) have been prefixed now with ArchyMinimap To stop these addons from taking these frames from the minimap, add the following item to their protected items list: ArchyMinimap

Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs

James D. Callahan III <>
2015-03-05 20:50:08 -0600


James D. Callahan III:
    - Comment fix.
    - Miscellaneous variable renames, and use the Race object directly in SolveRaceArtifact()
    - Semantic cleanups.
    - If missing data for the current artifact for whatever reason, set the race's currentProject to nil so the previously-completed project goes away.
    - Race:GetArtifactCompletionDataByName() => Race:GetArtifactCompletionCountByName() and changed it to only return that value, since the other two values were never used anywhere.
    - Use the project's stored completionCount in the tooltip, instead of looking it up.
    - Also lowercase names of artifacts defined by initial pass of GetArtifactInfoByRace()
    - Use :tolower() for storing and matching project names to prevent a few Blizzard inconsistencies from causing failed matches. (Project name: "Calcified Eye in a Jar" Spell name: "Calcified Eye In a Jar")
    - Don't try to update the skill bar when loading into the world.
    - keystoneIDToRaceID => KeystoneIDToRace, keystoneLootRaceID => lootedKeystoneRace
    - Make sure currentDigsite isn't nil before attempting to record looted keystones. Should really only happen if the UI was reloaded before loot was grabbed.
    - Replaced HasArchaeology() with private.hasArchaeology - set in OnEnable() and updated whenever SKILL_LINES_CHANGED fires.
    - When announcing projects that were just solved or can be solved, include the project's icon.


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  • #1138
    By what I meant it is the LDB tooltip, I'd like to disable it as I find it a nuisance.
  • #1140
    I believe that you would disable the tooltip in the settings of whatever addon you use to display LDB.
    For example, I use Fortress for my LDB display, so I would turn off the tooltip in Fortress' settings.

    Hope that helps :)
  • #1135
    I can no longer solve artifacts using archy. Had to unload the mod first and then use blizz's UI to solve it.
  • #1136
    Ditto. I use Addon Control Panel to disable Archy, then solve it, then re-enable it. I think it only happens when I use artifacts to solve.
  • #1134
    using current version i am getting 6 LUA errors just going to post the first one unless you need the others too

    Message: Archy\Archy-1.8.3.lua:3606: attempt to index upvalue "db" (a nil value)
    Time: 06/21/11 10:38:02
    Count: 1
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?

    (tail call): ?
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: in function `EnableAddon'
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:635: in function
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:256: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:330: in function `TimeManager_LoadUI'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:544: in function


    hope this helps
  • #1133
    Sorry, if this feature is already included in the latest version, but...
    Is there any chance you could include a feature to show a list of all the available rare discoveries and which of them you have already discovered?
    With all my chars, I'm losing track of what I haven't discovered yet on the different chars.
  • #1132
    Just a question, maybe something like this already exists, but is it possible to have the locations of the nodes "marked", not just on the minimap, but also in the environment itself?
  • #1125
    There seems to be a problem with the "Drakil'Jin Ruins Digsite" which shows name and direction-arrow, but the region and race are shown as unknown. Since I use the German client, I don't really know if there is a case of misspelling as it was with the "Grimesilt Digsite".
  • #1126
    I'll look into this. Thanks!
  • #1124
    Still getting the error I mentioned before, now happening in version 1.8.2. This shows up when I first survey, but it only pops up once. Another one similar to this shows up when an artifact is solvable. And again when you complete the first survey find;

    "Date: 2011-06-20 13:51:41
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Archy\Archy.lua line 3659:
    attempt to index upvalue 'lastSite' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    Archy\Archy.lua:3659: ?()
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[6]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[6]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[6]"]:13: ?()
    ...chy\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: Fire()

    Please assist.
  • #1127
    This was fixed in 1.8.3 which was uploaded three days ago.
  • #1123
    I'm getting errors in the "Nearest Digsite" function - such as "the nearest digsite is in Northern Stranglethorn" and I'm in Tanaris, on entirely different continent.
  • #1128
    Which version are you using?
  • #1122
    Can you plzz fix this, i don't want to use the autofill
  • #1139
    Ditto - I don't want to use autofill either.
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